Metronet staff were told a few weeks ago that they would be transferred back into LUL by December. Everyone was pleased. This was effectively renationalisation.
Now Metronet have come up with a few more details. The staff will be transferred back into LUL, but the work they do will stay with the private companies, offered to private contractors. The LUL, ex-Metronet staff will be left with no work to do, and management will have a perfect reason to make them all redundant.